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* Ihei KIMURA "Sixth Generation Kikugoro" 1979 Photobook Sonorama #17


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Ihei KIMURA, photographer. "Sixth Generation Kikugoro" - "Kikugoro roku daime." Tatsuo SHIRAI, bio/essay. Japan: Asahi Sonorama, 1979, First Edition, First Printing, HB, dj, as issued, 21 cm x 22 cm, 120 pp, b/w photos.

The Sonorama Photo Book series from 1977-1980 extended to 27 volumes and is a remarkable collection of collectible photo books including: Hamaya's Snow Land, Iwamiya's Sado, Araki's Yoko, My Love, Hosoe's Embrace, Sawatari's Nadia, Moriyama's Japan, a Photo Theatre II, Tomatsu's Kingdom of Mud, Fukase's Yohko, Ueda's Sand Dunes, Kuwabara's Tokyo Days, Suda's Fushi Kaden, Kawada's Cosmos of the Dream King, Naito's Baba, Yanagisawa's Tracks of the City.

"The photographs that have been dedicated in this book are those of Kikugoro the Sixth (1885-1949), one of the greatest artist in Japan's traditional theater, Kabuki, and covering his stage appearances during the period of 1939 and 1940. These photographs once appeared as a photographic collection in 1949 but they have been edited and the layout revised for reproduction."--from the Shirai's essay

Condition: Book is excellent, unusually bright with none of the soiling, toning or foxing spots often seen in books from this series, the jacket has a very subtle light fading pattern around the spine.

Shipping costs: Checkout settings are for International airmail "small packet" (available for packages up to 2 kg), delivery estimated at 5-8 days - $15.00. Two other shipping options are also available: Economy airmail shipping SAL (surface/air), delivery estimated at 2-3 weeks - $8.80; and International EMS (express mail service), delivery estimated within 2-4 days - $20.40 (USA), $24.00 (Europe). Shipping weight: approx. 775g.